‘Back to Church Sunday’ Sept. 19
For the Star Journal
Back to Church Sunday is this weekend, Sept. 19. Calvary Baptist Church in Rhinelander is joining over 30,000 churches around the world in inviting people to attend church on Sunday. , Calvary extends an open invitation to those who have never attended church or to those who once attended but don’t anymore, to come to their worship service at 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Since its inception in 2009, churches participating in National Back to Church Sunday have extended millions of invitations to people in their communities. The movement began when 2009 survey research indicated that 82% of people said they would attend church if someone they knew invited them – but only 2% of church members were inviting people to come with them to their church.
“In the fall, we go back to school, we go back to football – and we want to encourage people to go back to church, especially in light of all the difficulties faced this past year with COVID-19” said Rod Ankrom, pastor at Calvary Baptist Church. “The special focus of this national event reminds us how important it is to invite others to connect with Jesus Christ in the Northwoods. There are so many good churches in our area. We are praying for people to attend one this Sunday. This year’s theme is ‘Hope is Here!’ with the theme verse of Romans 15:13 (May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.)
“We invite people to come to church and find a gathering of people who are growing together spiritually, applying their faith to everyday challenges and who help and support one another – as well as actively support our community.”
For more information visit www.ExploreCalvary.com, connect on Facebook or call 715-362-4792.